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Stress is a natural part of life, and there is both good and bad stress. Normally, when we think of stress, we think of the bad type of stress. Which is to be expected. Whether we are dealing with stress that comes along with parenting or because of finances or any other reason; stress happens. That’s why I want to offer 5 tips for dealing with stress.

Stress is a part of everyone’s life and as with work, family, health, and social obligations people often lose track of order and become overwhelmed. Defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances, people can suffer from stress in varying degrees.

People deal with stress in numerous ways- some good and some bad.

5 Practical Tips for Dealing with Stress

Plan Ahead

As you prepare for times of additional commitment it is important to prepare and plan ahead. Literally, a person can prepare their calendar and clearly mark due-dates and time commitments but it is also important to mentally prepare.

Becoming aware of upcoming scheduled events and projects will allow you to manage time and not over commit yourself. It’s also important to be flexible because the body doesn’t often have time to fully recover from shock during stressful periods of exhaustion.

According to the Mayo clinic, the body releases hormones to cope with stressful situations and the body can suffer serious adverse effects with prolonged periods of stress.

Focus on the Positive

When life becomes overwhelming and you begin to struggle to maintain order it is important to break up tasks and focus on what you have already accomplished, or can accomplish quickly.

One method of successful stress management is to make a list of priorities and order it in several different ways.

It can be helpful to organize tasks by due-dates, required time or materials, or pleasure. Stress can become overwhelming and depressing when the list feels unconquerable. Positive thinking and self-encouragement are important tools for success that act as fuel to restart work efforts when fatigue sets on and reordering tasks can make them less frightening or concrete.

You can also try keeping a gratitude journal.

Ask for Help

Social support is highly important for mental health and socializing can allow for rest and relaxation during overwhelming times. With a strong social network you can also ask for help and delegate tasks to other people. Visiting a psychologist or mental health physician can release stress and help balance stressors and obligations.

A 2011 study from the American Psychological Association found that despite perceptions about the role of psychology in living healthier life styles only 6% of Americans sought the help of a mental professional to help them manage high levels of stress in their lives. Talking about issues and the emotional strain that accompanies them can be a healthy release and source of encouragement.

Work Through

When deadlines arrive and the workload seems overwhelming, one of the most important things to do is to sit down and begin working. With procrastination and worry comes wasted time and often lends itself to falling farther behind.

Quick work and intense spells of focus do not have to create poor workmanship for the sake of completed tasks with the balance of detail-oriented care and time consideration.

Planning fun activities and regulated breaks can encourage work time to happen more efficiently and faster as an incentive program towards breaks. However, it’s important to not allow breaks to overturn work time and making small-scale schedules for work time can encourage more efficiency.

Spend More Time Outside

Dedicating more time outdoors can be an excellent way of effectively managing stress. Nature provides a refreshing escape from daily pressures. Building an outdoor oasis can heighten this experience and intensify its stress-relief benefits, and one way of accomplishing this goal is incorporating poly outdoor furniture into your space. Poly outdoor furniture, known for its long-term durability and weather resistance, effortlessly transforms your patio or garden into a cozy retreat. Relax with a good book, have lunch al fresco or bask in nature’s beauty; spending more time outdoors helps alleviate stress while providing solace from nature’s greatness.

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How do you deal with stress?

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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Robin (Masshole Mommy)
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
9 years ago

Sometimes it is hard to ask for help, but if you can build up the courage to do it, most people are glad to help out when they can.

Carol Cassara
9 years ago

This post couldn’t have come at a better time. Stress has overtaken me.

Shelly Pryor Aristizabal
9 years ago

Hi Kori-

Exercise is my de-stresser! If I can’t get to a yoga class (nothing like stressing out rushing to yoga!LOL!) I will go for a walk or bike ride… I’m refocused and ready every time!

Thanks for the great tips!

Terri Ramsey Beavers
9 years ago

Thanks so much for sharing. Due to increase of back pain in this rainy weather, I’m stressed to the max. I’m glad I found this post.

Missi - Life is Poppin'
9 years ago

I love my oils. We use them for everything. Thanks for sharing!

Liz Mays
9 years ago

Stressful days seem to come out of nowhere sometimes. I like to have measures like this available. so I can relax when the stress comes!

9 years ago

I love how you said to focus on the positive! I think the hard times make the most stressful times.

9 years ago

Great tips! I’ve been really stressing lately about a lot of different things so this is very helpful!

Agata @BarkTime
9 years ago

Ask for Help – this is the one I have to use more often

9 years ago

Nice tips! I usually workout to help with stress. The oils are a great option. I’ve been hearing such great things about oils. I really need to learn more.

vidya sudarsan
9 years ago

Stress is a silent killer!! I’m always looking for ways to decrease stress.. and just reading posts like yours is a remainder of how to take care of stress. I totally agree with all your points!

9 years ago

It helps me to prioritize my to do to help control a little of my stress.

9 years ago

I’ve been really careful about stress lately because I’m pregnant and it really affects my baby. Great tips here. Asking for help is probably one of the hardest.. I want to feel like I’ve got it all together.

Dhemz Apdian - Dias
9 years ago

great tips! dealing with stress is not a good thing.

Karen W
9 years ago

Good tips. Planning ahead would definitely help me. My hubby also feels getting rid of the clutter would help.

9 years ago

Asking for help has always been difficult for me. As I have grown older, I have learned it really is an important part of life. I’m a work in progress.